Your Coaches

---- Caroline ----

Salut, my name is Caroline and starting Santé with my sister is the culmination of many dreams. When I was in college, I was able to spend a year abroad near Lyon, France teaching English in their public school system.  Spending that extended period of time in the heart of French food culture allowed me to truly develop an appreciation of their culture as it relates to dining. This inspired me to spend large amounts of time in my kitchen learning about the art of cooking and food presentation.  Fast forward a few years and three babies later, I became intrigued by the connection of the healthy foods that I served daily (as the French do) and how they affected my physical performance.  To stay in shape, I did resistance and cardio training, however, I was continually running into injuries in my pursuit to make progress.   So I began searching for therapeutic forms of exercise to aid in my healing process, and that is when I discovered how effective yoga is for overall physical health and well-being.  Since focusing just on yoga, I have gained more functional strength, balance, and flexibility than I had ever had before and I did it without any injuries.  I became a certified yoga teacher in 2015 so that I can share the benefit of yoga with others.  In order to combine my knowledge of yoga with my love for nutritious and delicious (I do not eat things that are not delicious!) foods, I became a certified health coach.

  • RYT-200
  • Dr. Sears Health Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

As an instructor, Caroline is realistic and encouraging. She patiently watches and guides as I learn new elements of our routine. . . I highly encourage you to give Carrie’s services a try. Experience what personalized yoga coaching can do for your health and well-being. You won’t be disappointed.
— Mary S.

---- Leslie ----

My name is Leslie and I am the co-owner of Santé with my sister, Caroline.  I learned through trial and error that when I eat high quality, nutritious food and engage in physical activity, I feel much better on a daily basis.  I started Santé to help other women develop that knowledge.  Throughout my life I had always felt like I was too heavy, and had tried going on many diets.  The results were always unsuccessful and discouraging.  However, I finally had a breakthrough in 2010 when two things happened.  First, I started on the Insanity DVD programs.  As I got stronger and lost weight while eating more than I was before the program, I gained confidence.  I decided to go for a long held dream of participating in a triathlon as a personal challenge (at the time, I could not run a single mile without stopping).  Since then I have completed triathlons of all standard distances, including a full distance Ironman event in The Woodlands, Texas.  The results of focusing on performance rather than dieting were unexpected.  My perspective of myself completely changed for the better.  I found I was no longer so concerned about the appearance of my body, instead I noticed how it functioned physically.  I was amazed that it could adapt to intense physical challenges so well, and I really appreciated what a gift an able body is.  Unfortunately, healthy eating did not come as easily to me as my enjoyment of exercise.  Slowly, I began to experiment more with the few vegetables that I found palatable, and then I eased my way into a healthier diet by means of small, simple changes.  All of these things have had a tremendous impact on my life, and so I decided to share my new found lifestyle with other women.
  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACE Health Coach
  • BASI Mat Pilates Teacher
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

The workouts each week were great and she was always conscious of where I was ability wise along the way but still pushed me to improve my time and technique. . . She always stressed the importance of listening to your body, which is I think, one of the best things to have in a coach. . . She was always encouraging me! I could not have done it without her! I would recommend her in a heartbeat! Anyone, whether beginner or advanced, can benefit from having a coach, and Leslie is definitely a great one!
— Hollie W.

How We Serve

MAT TRAINING

We are both certified but in different modalities.  Caroline is certified through White Crow Yoga in their 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher program as well as YogaFaith’s 200-RYT program.  Leslie is certified through the American Council on Exercise in personal training and mat Pilates through Body Arts and Science International.  The personal training certificate extensively covers traditional strength training and cardio-respiratory/endurance training.  All of our certifications emphasize functional movement and mobility, meaning that your workouts will actually benefit you in your activities of daily life. We have studied a variety of modalities so that we can help you explore the various forms of exercise to find something that you love.  We also believe that a varied and balanced approach to exercise gets the best results for general health.

One-on-One Pilates Sessions

One-on-One Yoga Sessions
COMING SOON!: NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE COACHING

It’s no accident that we’re enjoying drinks together in the nutrition coaching photo.  We believe food and drink are to be celebrated, so don’t worry about following ultra-retrictive eating plans when you work with us.  We’re going for long-term LIVABLE changes.

While we are both already certified health coaches, we believe that we should always be learning more to offer you more.  So we are currently working through a nutrition coaching program and we will have more information on that and our new program coming soon.  To follow us and hear about what we’re learning like our Facebook page.

BETA-TEST GROUP FOR THE NEW PROGRAM!

We will be having a small beta-test group going through our program for the first time so that we use our new software and get feedback.  This will be at a DRASTICALLY reduced  price.  If you’re interested in this, send me an email.